Dr Edward Abraham


Dragonfly Data Science, New Zealand

I have a background in quantitative science, and am now working as a statistician and programmer. Most of my research on seabirds is around issues to do with fisheries bycatch. I have carried out projects estimating the bycatch of seabirds in New Zealand trawl and longline fisheries, and projects aimed at developing effective mitigation.

Dragonfly Science supports open data, and we have been working on a database of counts of seabirds made behind fishing vessels. The database contains daily counts from over 1000 fishing trips, throughout the New Zealand region. We are also developing a website that will give greater access to the New Zealand data on seabird bycatch.

In my spare time, I am also involved with kiwi conservation, and am working on a project to use sound recordings to monitor kiwi populations.